Title: Gjörđabók 65 ársţings Hins evangeliska ...
This is one of the "Gjörðabók" (annual) series, though the title varies over the years, published by the Evangelical Icelandic Lutheran Church of North America (headquarters: Winnipeg]. Imprint : [Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1949: Hins evangeliska lúterska kirkjufélag Íslendinga í Vesturheimi], 1949. Publ. frequency: Annual/Árlega. Description : TEXT IN ICLENDIC AND ENGLISH (ABOUT 50-50). Stapled booklet format; Signature in pen to front cover of book by Eric Sigmar, Icelandic Lutheran clergyman, who served in Canada, Mountain, ND and in the Seattle area, otherwse Fine in printed paper covers. 75  pages plus fold-out chart in English providing much social and membership information for 42 congregations identified by location and town name - informaton includes financial matters, name of pastor, numbers of child members (baptized, confirmed, etc.), numbers of adult mambers, number of deaths for current year, valuation of church property, charity expenditures by parish. 23 cm. Contents deal with church affairs normally discussed at a church annual convention, including finances and the difficulties of communication and cohesion among the far-flung Icelandic pioneer settlements in North America, of which the Winnipeg First Lutheran Church was the de-facto headquarters. Many of the prominent clergy and lay leaders whose names appeared in the pages of this annual convention publication were also prominent writers - Guttormur G. Guttormsson of Manitoba being one such example. Publication frequency : Annual/Árlega. Subject : Religion; Evangelical Icelandic Lutheran Church of North America; Trúarhreyfingar; Lúterstrú; Fundir; synod; Western Icelanders; Vestur-Íslendingar; tíðindi frá kirkjuþingi. early copies are rare, later copies scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 35788
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